Thorium Nitrate

CAS 13823-29-5

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(2N) 99% Thorium Nitrate TH-NAT-02 Contact American Elements
(3N) 99.9% Thorium Nitrate TH-NAT-03 Contact American Elements
(4N) 99.99% Thorium Nitrate TH-NAT-04 Contact American Elements

Formula CAS No. PubChem SID PubChem CID MDL No. EC No IUPAC Name Beilstein
Re. No.
Th(NO3)4·xH2O 13823-29-5 24889181 N/A MFCD03094924 237-514-1 Thorium(+4) cation tetranitrate N/A [Th+4].O=[N+]([O-])[O-].[O-][N+]([O-])=O.[O-][N+]([O-])=O.[O-][N+]([O-])=O InChI=1S/4NO3.Th/c4*2-1(3)4;/q4*-1;+4 VGBPIHVLVSGJGR-UHFFFAOYSA-N

PROPERTIES Compound Formula Mol. Wt. Appearance Density

Exact Mass

Monoisotopic Mass Charge MSDS
N4O12Th 246.04 White g/cm3 N/A N/A 0 Safety Data Sheet

Nitrate IonThorium Nitrate is a highly water soluble crystalline Thorium source for uses compatible with nitrates and lower (acidic) pH. All metallic nitrates are inorganic salts of a given metal cation and the nitrate anion. The nitrate anion is a univalent (-1 charge) polyatomic ion composed of a single nitrogen atom ionically bound to three oxygen atoms (Formula: NO3) for a total formula weight of 62.05. Nitrate compounds are generally soluble in water. Nitrate materials are also oxidizing agents. When mixed with hydrocarbons, nitrate compounds can form a flammable mixture. Nitrates are excellent precursors for production of ultra high purity compounds and certain catalyst and nanoscale (nanoparticles and nanopowders) materials. Thorium Nitrate is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity, high purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. We also produce Thorium Nitrate Solution. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Thorium (Th) atomic and molecular weight, atomic number and elemental symbol Thorium (atomic symbol: Th, atomic number: 90) is a Block F, Group 3, Period 7 element with an atomic weight of 232.03806. The number of electrons in each of thorium's shells is [2, 8, 18, 32, 18, 10, 2] and its electron configuration is [Rn] 6d2 7s2. Thorium Bohr ModelThe thorium atom has a radius of 179 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 237 pm. Thorium was first discovered by Jöns Jakob Berzelius in 1829. The name Thorium originates from the Scandinavian god Thor, the Norse god of war and thunder.Elemental Thorium In its elemental form, thorium has a silvery, sometimes black-tarnished, appearance. It is found in small amounts in most rocks and soils. Thorium is a radioactive element that is currently the best contender for replacing uranium as nuclear fuel for nuclear reactors. It provides greater safety benefits, an absence of non-fertile isotopes, and it is both more available and abundant in the Earth's crust than uranium. For more information on Thorium, including properties, satefy data, research, and American Elements' catalog of Thorium products, visit the Thorium Information Center.

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Recent Research & Development for Thorium

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    • Zongmeng Liao, Ping Huai, Wujie Qiu, Xuezhi Ke, Wenqing Zhang, Zhiyuan Zhu, Lattice dynamics and lattice thermal conductivity of thorium dicarbide, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Available online 12 August 2014
    • Marisa J. Monreal, Robert K. Thomson, Brian L. Scott, Jaqueline L. Kiplinger, Enhancing the synthetic efficacy of thorium tetrachloride bis(1,2-dimethoxyethane) with added 1,2-dimethoxyethane: Preparation of metallocene thorium dichlorides, Inorganic Chemistry Communications, Volume 46, August 2014
    • D. Pérez Daroca, S. Jaroszewicz, A.M. Llois, H.O. Mosca, First-principles study of point defects in thorium carbide, Journal of Nuclear Materials, Available online 30 July 2014
    • Deepak Rawat, Smruti Dash, A.R. Joshi, Thermodynamic studies of thorium phosphate diphosphate and phase investigations of Th-P-O and Th-P-H2O systems, Thermochimica Acta, Volume 581, 10 April 2014
    • M.G. Brik, First-principles studies of the structural, electronic, and optical properties of a novel thorium compound Rb2Th7Se15, Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Volume 212, April 2014
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    • S. Yagoubi, S. Heathman, A. Svane, G. Vaitheeswaran, P. Heines, J.-C. Griveau, T. Le Bihan, M. Idiri, F. Wastin, R. Caciuffo, High pressure studies on uranium and thorium silicide compounds: Experiment and theory, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 546, 5 January 2013
    • Zuokang Lin, Jingen Chen, Wei Guo, Zhimin Dai, The Conceptual Design of Electron-accelerator-driven Subcritical Thorium Molten Salt System, Energy Procedia, Volume 39, 2013
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